Vyakula, Vyākula: 15 definitions


Vyakula means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vyakul.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vyākula (व्याकुल) refers to “agitation”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.4.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“[...]  Formerly you were born as the daughter of Dakṣa and were married to Śiva. You destroyed the great misery of Brahmā and others. Being disrespected by your father, you cast off your body in accordance with your vow. You then went to your own world and Śiva became miserable. O great Goddess, the purpose of the gods has not been completely carried out. The sages are agitated [i.e., vyākula]. Hence we, Gods, have sought refuge in you. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vyākula : (adj.) perplexed; confused; entangled.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vyākula, (adj.) (vi+ākula) perplexed J. I, 301; PvA. 160; VvA. 30; Sdhp. 403. (Page 653)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vyākula (व्याकुल).—a (S) pop. vyākuḷa or vyākūḷa a vyākulita a S Filled with and overcome by (fear, grief, anxiety &c.); disturbed, distressed, disordered, or agitated by any great agony (whether mental or bodily). 2 When used in composition it signifies simply Occupied and excited by, and accordingly assumes such words as harṣa, āśā, ānanda &c., as well as krōdha, kāma, lōbha, mōha, mada, matsara, kṣudhā, tṛṣā, cintā, bhaya, śōka &c.,--i. e. words expressive of pleasurable emotion, as well as words expressing pain, disquiet, or disturbance.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

vyakula (व्यकुल) [-ḷa, -ळ].—a Disturbed, distressed.

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vyākūḷa (व्याकूळ).—a Disturbed, distressed.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vyākula (व्याकुल).—a.

1) Agitated, perplexed, bewildered, distracted; शोकव्याकुल, बाष्प° (śokavyākula, bāṣpa°).

2) Alarmed, troubled, frightened; वृष्टिव्याकुलगोकुल (vṛṣṭivyākulagokula) Gītagovinda 4.

3) Full of, overtaken by.

4) Intently engaged in, busy with; आलोके ते निपतति पुरा सा बलिव्याकुला वा (āloke te nipatati purā sā balivyākulā vā) Meghadūta 87.

5) Flashing, moving about; अन्तर्व्याकुलविद्युदम्बुद इव द्यामभ्युदस्थादरिः (antarvyākulavidyudambuda iva dyāmabhyudasthādariḥ) Uttararāmacarita 3.43.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vyākula (व्याकुल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) 1. Confounded, bewildered, perplexed, overcome with fear, &c. 2. Busily engaged in. E. vi before ākula the same.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vyākula (व्याकुल).—i. e. vi-ākula, adj. 1. Confounded, bewildered, [Pañcatantra] 9, 13; 144, 4; [Hitopadeśa] iii. [distich] 110. 2. Trembling, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 83, 5. 3. Dimmed, Chr. 17, 25. 4. Occupied, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 83.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vyākula (व्याकुल).—[adjective] thoroughly filled with or full of ([instrumental] or —°); quite intent upon or occupied with (—°); confused, disarranged, perplexed, bewildered. Abstr. [feminine], tva [neuter]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vyākula (व्याकुल):—[=vy-ākula] [from vy] a See sub voce

2) [=vy-ākula] b mf(ā)n. ([from] 3. vi+ā-kula) entirely filled with or full of ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] intently engaged in or occupied with ([compound]), [Kālidāsa; Prabodha-candrodaya]

4) [v.s. ...] bewildered, confounded, perplexed, troubled, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] confused, disordered (am ind.), [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] quivering (as lightning), [Uttararāma-carita]

7) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a king, [Buddhist literature]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vyākula (व्याकुल):—[vyā+kula] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Confounded, perplexed, scattered.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vyākula (व्याकुल) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vāula.

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Vyakula in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vyākula (व्याकुल) [Also spelled vyakul]:—(a) perturbed, (mentally) upset, restless; impatient; ~[citta/manā/hṛdaya] perturbed, restless, mentally upset; ~[] perturbation, restlessness, impatience.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vyākula (ವ್ಯಾಕುಲ):—

1) [noun] keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; grief.

2) [noun] the bewildered, perplexed state; bewilderment.

3) [noun] the fact or state of being much interested or engrossed; absorption.

4) [noun] a distressed or grieving man; a man who is afflicted.

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Vyākuḷa (ವ್ಯಾಕುಳ):—[noun] = ವ್ಯಾಕುಲ [vyakula].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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